Upcoming deadlines to apply for Union authorisation of biocidal products


In 2016, several legal deadlines are relevant for applying for Union authorisation of biocidal products. Check the 11 substance-specific deadlines and apply in time to keep your products on the market.

Helsinki, 15 December 2015 – To stay on the market with a biocidal product, companies must apply for product authorisation by the legal deadline, which depends on when the active substance in the product is approved.

For each active substance, the table below shows the deadlines to apply for product authorisation in 2016 for those product types for which a Union authorisation can be granted.

Name of active substance

EC number

CAS number

Product type(s)

Deadline for applying for product authorisation





1 January 2016



52645-53-1 18

1 May 2016




18 1 July 2016

Bacillus sphaericus 2362, strain ABTS-1743



18 1 July 2016
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis, strain SA3A  



1 July 2016


200-661-7 67-63-0 1, 2, 4

1 July 2016

Clothianidin 433-460-1 210880-92-5 18 1 October 2016
MIT 220-239-6 2682-20-4 13 1 October 2016
Glutaraldehyde 203-856-5 111-30-8 2, 3, 4, 6 1 October 2016
IPBC 259-627-5 55406-53-6 13 1 December 2016
DCPP 429-290-0 3380-30-1 1, 2, 4 1 December 2016


Union authorisation allows companies to place their biocidal products on the market throughout the entire EU, without the need to obtain a specific national authorisation.

ECHA strongly recommends companies to make a pre-submission for their Union authorisation application. By doing this, companies will get confirmation that the product falls within the scope of the Biocidal Products Regulation, that it has similar conditions of use across the Union and that the appropriate product-type has been identified. The Member States may also raise possible reservations for authorisation at this time.

The pre-submission is free of charge. It is optional and companies can also apply directly for Union authorisation. However, in this case a rationale should be provided confirming that the biocidal product has similar conditions of use across the Union.

To date, ECHA has received 14 applications for Union authorisation for biocidal products. In 2016, ECHA expects to receive at least eight applications for Union authorisation and more than 30 pre-submissions.